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Pope Francis Seniors

Pope Francis celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Calling for “a new bond between the young and old”, Pope Francis marked the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly with an intergenerational Mass Sunday in St Peter’s Basilica. Source: CNA.

Seniors Vatican

Vatican offers plenary indulgence for Grandparents’ Day

The Vatican will again offer a plenary indulgence to mark the third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 23. Source: CNA.


Australia facing ‘perfect storm’ of elder abuse

Australia must create a national power of attorney register to tackle the insidious problem of elder abuse, with the nation facing a “perfect storm” over the next three decades, Age Discrimination Commissioner Kay Patterson said yesterday. Source: SBS News.


Calls to elder abuse helpline increase by 40 per cent amid cost-of-living crisis

Advocates are concerned increasing cost-of-living pressures could be contributing to a spike in elder abuse in Victoria. Source: ABC News.


Vatican announces theme for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis has chosen “His mercy is from age to age”, a passage from the Gospel of Luke, as the theme for the 2023 celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Source: CNS.

Northern Territory Seniors

Tiwi Islands elder helped tackle world’s highest suicide rate

Catholic Bernard Tipiloura, the Northern Territory’s Senior Australian of the Year nominee, has spent years trying to create change on the Tiwi Islands after it once recorded the highest suicide rate in the world. Source: SBS News.

Honours Seniors

Palliative care ‘apostle’ Plane lands Senior Australian of the Year award

For former nurse Teresa Plane, being named the New South Wales Senior Australian of the Year for 2023 is a God-given opportunity to promote her passion for palliative care. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses Seniors

Queensland priest in the running for seniors gong

Mount Isa priest Fr Mick Lowcock is in the running for the 2023 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year Award to be announced next week. Source: The Catholic Leader.